The Great Plains Bicycling Club is Lincoln, Nebraska's recreational bicycling club. We organize rides in and around Lincoln, promote cycling and bicycle safety, publish a newsletter, and much more. We welcome all recreational riders to join us on our rides and in our other activities.
We want this to be a website that people in Lincoln and Nebraska can rely upon for information about recreational cycling. We want to know of any Nebraska-area rides that aren't in our listings. If you are aware of a recreational ride that is not listed, please contact the webmaster and provide a description and other details.
Commemorative Heatstroke 100 Jersey
Help GPBC celebrate the upcoming 10th Anniversary of the Heatstroke 100 by purchasing the fiery new Heatstroke Jersey. See the Heatstroke Jersey page for details.
New Year's Day Ride 2014
Twenty club members warmed themselves with a hearty breakfast at Village Inn New Years morning. Fifteen of these hardy souls showed up on 2 wheels rather than 4. There wasn't a lot of snow, but it sure was cold and windy! After a lot of grub and gab, a small group of riders headed out for Holmes Lake; the rest of us thought the commute there and back was enough of an adventure, and just saddled up and headed home!
2013 Education Report
At the GPBC Annual Meeting, Bob Boyce reported on the club's education activities for 2013. Bob and assistants met one-on-one with 1,774 individuals, mostly children, and gave out a 5-page handout to their parents. Bob would like to thank Lynette Zimmer and Bob and Ann Brown who helped run the club booth at several events, and Mike Heyle of the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, who helped with preparation of materials. The full education report is available as a PDF file.
Lincoln Achieves 1st Place in National Bike Challenge
Congratulations to all of the cyclists in Lincoln who participated in the 2013 National Bike Challenge. Lincoln placed first among class 1 cities (population over 200,000) in this national competition. According to bicyclincoln, 1,117 Lincoln cyclists signed up and in total logged 632,358 miles! The Great Plains Bicycling Club team placed 24th nationally, and Randy Reed finished 4th nationally in individual miles logged. A number of other teams also participated. As Damon Hershey points out, "Finishing first in the nation is more then a feather in our cap. It shows that Lincoln is a bike city. For fun and for transportation we ride our bikes! This Challenge is a tool for us. We can show city planners, council members and the public as a whole that it is worth investing in cycling education and infrastructure."